Photos courtesy Rob Wooding

John Phillips started the passenger conveyance business following the Great War using a taxi running between Wrexham and Rhosllanerchrugog with an extension to the hamlet of Tainant. The first buses were believed to be two Chevrolets. Later his son Hughie joined the business and eventually took over after his father died in the mid 1950's. The firm maintained a half hourly service on the competitive route to Rhosllanerchrugog until the business ceased nearly 70 years later. In addition a number of worker routes were operated to places such as Stanlow Oil terminal, Chester and Runcorn. Hughie was for a number of years a Director of Wrexham Football Club and the firm were used to convey the team and supporters. The livery of the firm was always red and cream. In 1979 Hughie sold the route to Crosville but no vehicles transferred. The coaches were sold to E Jones and Sons.

 Photo courtesy Rob Wooding
  Photo courtesy Rob Wooding

The table below gives a list of all recorded vehicles known to have been with this operator.  I am indebted to David Donati for his dedicated work in compiling this data and enabling me to present it.

In the right hand column - where available - there is a link to a photograph of the vehicle.  The photo will open in a new window. Links in capital letters suggest the vehcile is seen when with the operator.

The column 'Pre HISTORY' shows information about the vehicle before joining the fleet including any re-registrations.  The column 'Post HISTORY' shows information about when the vehicle left the fleet and any known information of the subsequent history after the vehicle left the fleet.

For those who would wish to see the chassis and body numbers - these are to be found by clicking the tab at the bottom of the table.

Any suggested corrections or comments would be very welcome - please contact me using the 'how to contact me page'

© David Donati & Ron Hughes - any reproduction should give credit to the originator and may require permission